May 29rd, 2012, Hudson, MA – WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. announced today a new joint marketing and distribution program that connects boat owners in need of maintenance and repair with WheelHouse-preferred repair yards and service providers using the WheelHouse Platform. Authorized partners will have the ability to resell WheelHouse Yacht and Fleet Solutions and license WheelHouse BackOffice. WheelHouse users can rest assured that Preferred Service Providers have been trained on the WheelHouse Platform and are capable of completing the planned maintenance and repair tasks defined in the users WheelHouse system.
WheelHouse is the leading turnkey vessel management software solution for yachts and workboats that enhances the safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance of vessels or fleets. WheelHouse users can communicate electronically with their fleet manager, yacht manager, repair yard or service provider to plan maintenance and order parts. As a Cloud-based application, WheelHouse can be accessed by authorized crew, fleet managers, and service partners concurrently. This allows Preferred Service Providers the ability to provide remote assistance as well as plan maintenance and stage parts before a vessel arrives for service.
Preferred Service Providers are considered the best in the business and come highly recommended by existing WheelHouse users. Each partner has the option of licensing WheelHouse BackOffice to automate the fulfillment process, including the receipt of electronic parts orders and work orders from offshore vessels, manage supplier quotes, issue purchase orders and manage both onboard and shore-side inventory. BackOffice has already been used to outfit and replenish hundreds of long range cruising yachts throughout the world.
WheelHouse Technologies has signed several leading companies to the Preferred Service Provider program and is in the evaluation/qualification stage with several others. Please check our website for the growing list of partners.
• Deltaville Boatyard, a prominent yacht yard located near the ICW in Deltaville, VA has successfully implemented WheelHouse BackOffice and is currently managing complete maintenance programs for their customers. Keith Ruse, President of Deltaville Boatyard, said “We first partnered with WheelHouse Technologies to provide yacht management to a customer’s custom 72’ expedition yacht. The WheelHouse platform alerts all maintenance required on the yacht, and allows us to plan and perform that maintenance in an orderly fashion. WheelHouse is also used to maintain the yachts onboard inventory at the optimal level no matter where she is located. We will be reselling WheelHouse as well as using BackOffice to provide parts outfitting and replenishment to our customers as they cruise the world.”
• Emek Marin is a Yachting technical service, refiter, yacht equipment distributor, and retailer in Turkey providing services to expedition yachts and super yachts in the Mediterranean. Riza Cakir, Sales Manager for Emek said “Several yachts that visit our yard are already WheelHouse users and we have seen firsthand the benefits to the owners/captains we look forward to the continued relationships with these existing customers and we will shortly be implementing WheelHouse on several charter vessels from 30-40m.”
• Outbound Yacht Services, located in Dana Point, CA, is the leading commissioning and service outfitter in southern California specializing in long range expedition yachts. Kevin Ryan, owner of Outbound Yacht Services tells us, “We are excited to offer our customers another tool to facilitate maintenance and repair on board their yacht and keep the focus where it belongs, enjoying their boat!”
Barry Kallander, president and founder of WheelHouse Technologies, said “Companies that provide maintenance and repair services are a critical part of the eco-system that keeps the best yachts and workboats on the water. Our Preferred Service Partner program allows these yards to offer a value-added maintenance service using the WheelHouse platform that creates incremental revenue opportunities in a competitive market. We look forward to expanding this program by selecting only the best yacht yards, shipyards, and service providers to join the program.”
Companies interested in the Preferred Service Provider program can contact Barry Kallander directly at the phone and email address provided below.
About WheelHouse Technologies, Inc.
WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a submarine service veteran and USCG Licensed Master with a vision to improve the safety and reliability of yachts and workboats through sound maintenance practices. The company provides WheelHouse Yacht Solutions and WheelHouse Fleet Solutions, a computerized maintenance management system operating in the cloud for single vessels and fleets. In addition, the company provides related products and services including SeaKits Brand Kits, Damage Control Kits, Global Parts Logistics, and Owners/Systems Manuals. WheelHouse Technologies products and services are available through leading boat builders, service providers, and company directly.
For more details contact:
WheelHouse Technologies, Inc.
282 Central Street, Unit 9
Hudson, MA 01749